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Julie L. Jones, Secretary


Media Advisory
November 12, 2014
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Contact: Communications
(850) 488-0420

Florida Department of Corrections Hosts Rapid Response Team Training

Arcadia, Fla. – Media is invited to the Florida Department of Corrections' Rapid Response Team (RRT) Training taking place on Friday, November 14 at the Desoto Correctional Institution at 8 a.m. There will be eighteen different teams throughout the region. The competition will consist of a timed obstacle course, riot control formations, shooting, recreation field disturbance scenario, and a class on shield formations.  A lunch will also be served upon completion of the event.

Rapid Response Teams are 14 person teams comprised of correctional officers teams who are trained to deal with emergencies such as riots, natural disasters and man-made disasters. This event provides key training and competition for those men and women who keep our communities safe on a daily basis. It allows the Institutional, Regional and Central Office leadership team to evaluate the proficiency and the quality of training that is being provided to the RRT's.

WHAT: Region III Rapid Response Team Training (RRT)
WHEN: Friday, November 14
8 a.m.
WHERE: Desoto Correctional Institution
13617 Southeast Highway 70
Arcadia, Florida 34266
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
8:00 a.m. Opening ceremony begins
8:30 a.m. Training sessions begin
1:20 p.m. Training session ends
1:35 p.m. Luncheon
2:45 p.m. All squads assemble
3:00 p.m. Closing ceremonies
RSVP: Media who wish to attend should contact the Department of Corrections Communications Office (850) 488-0420 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled event, as attendees will need to complete and submit a Media Access Form as soon as possible to process for security clearance.

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